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Travel with your Taste Buds & Style with your Sebagos

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You may have been halted in your tracks in the beginning of the year when you considered travelling overseas for your December holiday. Now that it’s a bit late to put together such major plans, why not bring your favourite holiday destinations home instead?

So let your palate travel where you cannot with our top dishes from the top travel destinations for South Africans.

Padthia

Thailand

You might have been dreaming of a beach holiday and – lucky for you – it’s summer here in South Africa, too! We suggest you swap Phuket for Pad Thai, and the Asian beaches for a beautiful Blue Flag beach in our own backyard.

Pad Thai is a noodle dish which includes (amongst other delicious ingredients) chilli, lime, peanut, garlic, and a protein of your choice.

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Tavuk şiş

Turkey

Why be subjected to the Turkish winter, when you can bring home one of the country’s finest delicacies and make it on the braai on a warm summer’s day instead?

That’s right, the famous tavuk şiş, better known in SA as a shish kebab, is best made over charcoals and flame. Pick from the traditional beef, chicken or lamb and enjoy!

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Spaghetti Bolognese

Italy

It’s okay if you need to put off eating wood-fired pizza on the roadside on the cobblestoned streets of Venice for one more year, because we’ve got a recipe which may as well translate to ‘bowl of comfort’.

Spaghetti Bolognese is not only easy to make, but also incredibly wholesome!

Pro tip: Italians claim that a flatter and wider pasta (such as tagliatelle, fettuccine or pappardelle) is able to carry off this rich and meaty sauce far better than spaghetti.

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Butter Chicken

India

So maybe you don’t get to see the Taj Mahal this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t eat like a Mughal emperor!

One of northern India’s greatest exports is butter chicken, or murgh makhni, a creamy chicken curry dish which can be served with rice, naan, or even baked rolls if you’re in a fix.

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Pelmeni

Russia

As with the Russians’ other favourite – vodka – their national dish is not for the fainthearted either. 

Don’t worry, we’re not talking about the taste; they are absolutely delicious. Pelmeni, otherwise known as Russian dumplings, just take a bit longer to make. But once you brave the making of this incredible comfort food and serve it with sour cream, you’ll see that it was more than worth the effort.

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For that added holiday feeling, pack your worldly meal into a picnic basket and enjoy it in the nature that is so truly South African. We’d call that the best of both worlds – just like a Sebago shoe which boasts both style AND comfort.

So spoil yourself with a pair of fashionable Sebago boat shoes today to get into the holiday spirit.

Happy holidays from Sebago!